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Friday, 6 December 2019

Artists get revenge on art-stealing T-shirt bots

quote [ Tired of print on demand companies using bots to steal art Twitter artists create designs that call out copyright theft and summon the bots to pick them up. ]

You would always laugh when you stole my shirt
[SFW] [business] [+9 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 29 November 2019

Activists Build a Grass-Roots Alliance Against Amazon

quote [ ?Every day, ships, trucks, trains and airplanes bring an estimated 21,500 diesel truckloads of merchandise to 21 Amazon warehouses in the four-county region,? the Economic Roundtable report said. It calculated that Amazon trucks last year created $642 million in ?uncompensated public costs? for noise, road wear, accidents and harmful emissions. ]

They are really big in the US, right?

Full article + the Sears anecdote in extended.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:31pmGMT] [8 comments]

Monday, 25 November 2019

Internet world despairs as non-profit .org sold for $$$$ to private equity firm, price caps axed

quote [ Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade personally registered the domain name currently used by Ethos Capital in May and it was registered as a limited company in the US state of Delaware on May 14. That date is significant because it is one day after ICANN indicated it was planning to approve the lifting of price caps through its public comment summary.
In fact there are virtually no controls on ICANN executives despite their ability to set the policies that guide a multi-billion-dollar market. As just one example, it appears that both board and staff members are free to hold shares in companies whose value is closely linked to decisions that they make and that they are not required to disclose such holdings. ]

Uuh ?and what a business indeed it is. Anybody of you on org domains?
[SFW] [business] [+3 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@8:14pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 22 November 2019

Her Amazon Purchases Are Real. The Reviews Are Fake.

quote [ Earlier this year, one woman stumbled into a side hustle that?s resulted in hundreds of free Amazon products, worth tens of thousands of dollars. ]

As someone that uses reviews, I hate these people.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Informative]
[by satanspenis666@3:04amGMT] [8 comments]

Monday, 21 October 2019

Why Did The Boeing 737 Max Crash?

quote [ When an airplane falls out of the sky, everybody stops. Families cry. Friends grieve. Journalists race to the scene. And all of us turn to the news. ]

We need more MBAs running the business...
[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by satanspenis666@1:32amGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

One of America?s biggest gaming companies is acting as China?s censor

quote [ Activision Blizzard punished a pro player for speaking out on behalf of Hong Kong. This should be unacceptable. ]

So face your fears, and clear your ears, come everyone that?s jeering here, rise up and do what you must do
[SFW] [business] [+8 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:54amGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze

quote [ The long read: Demand for ?healing? crystals is soaring ? but many are mined in deadly conditions in one of the world?s poorest countries. And there is little evidence that this billion-dollar industry is cleaning up its act ]

Dark crystals turn a shade of blood-red
[SFW] [business] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Juul gave presentations in schools to kids?and the FDA is fuming

quote [ FDA says JUUL hasn't proven its e-cigs are safer than standard cigarettes. ]

why we ain't puffing on the Juul
[SFW] [business] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:30amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Eating Jell-O With Chopsticks

quote [ Can ordinary people be taught how to navigate a dozen opaque unresponsive agencies and corporations in order to eventually build a mom and pop shop or a duplex? Maybe. Could all the rules be changed to make traditional incremental development legal again? In theory? sure. But the process is like eating Jell-O with chopsticks: slow, tedious, and thoroughly unsatisfying. Count me out. So what are the alternatives? ]

A Jeff Vogel rant reminded me of this introduction of trying to support sustainable urban societies by a initiative called IncDev.

[SFW] [business] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:01pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Say No to the ?Cashless Future? ? and to Cashless Stores

quote [ The issue goes beyond restaurants and retail stores; other services that are built around electronic payments should also offer cash options (or cash-like anonymous stored value cards). ]

While I can relate to this, it has often been brought up that using cash efficiently needs a stable financial infrastructure. I'm sure though, that corruption won't be quenched by simply abolishing paper money.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:34amGMT] [7 comments]

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